Devon’s Highbullen Hotel Golf & Country Club has been put on the market through Savills and Christie + Co.
Set in 116.5 acres, the hotel comprises 39 bedrooms, four self-catering cottages, two restaurants, Laura Ashley Tea Room and is owned by the Chapman family.
Highbullen Hotel also boasts extensive leisure and conference facilities, with an 18-hole USGA golf course, outdoor tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, spa facilities, sauna and steam room, Jacuzzi, croquet, fully-equipped gym and club bar.
Outline planning permission has been granted for the erection of 58 holiday home lodges within the grounds and an extension of 16 bedroom suites to the existing hotel.
Reserved matters applications have also been submitted for four treehouses and 15 holiday lodges.
Resort director David Tearle said that the day-to-day running of the hotel will not be affected while the hotel is on the market.
He comments: “We are extremely proud of Highbullen’s achievements during the Chapman family’s tenure, from the incredible feedback we continue to receive from our many guests to our numerous accolades and awards.
“With a planning application for treehouses and lodges in the final stages, the sale offers a fantastic opportunity for the full development of this exceptional resort.
“In the meantime, there will be no significant changes in the day-to-day running of our much-loved hotel as it is important we continue to maintain our extremely high standards and, as always, take pride in the hospitality and care of our guests.”
Stephen Champion, director at Christie & Co is handling the sale and comments: “Highbullen presents extensive upside to any prospective purchasers whether it be through the numerous planning permissions in place to further develop the hotel and grounds or the opportunity to expand the current business with the facilities already in place.
“Hotels with this scope and potential rarely come to the market and we expect to see high levels of interest from a range of buyers including hotel groups, high net worth individuals, foreign buyers or developers looking at the planning permission in place.”